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in. north korea says it has launched a missile which they claim is capable of reaching any corner of the globe. state tv claimed the intercontinental ballistic missile landed in the sea ofjapan. the north korean leader watched its launch. but the us and russia say the missile had a medium range and presented no threat to either country. we'll be asking what the global reaction could be. also this lunchtime... the mayor of london, sadiq khan, warns thejudge heading the grenfell tower inquiry that he must urgently improve relations with local residents, amid claims they don't have faith in him. calls for a national network of genome testing — it could mean more effective treatment for cancer patients within five years. the high court rules that a 16—year—old boy held for long periods in solitary confinement at a young offenders‘ institution had his human rights breached. the family of the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing speak publicly for the first time on what would have been her ninth birthday. we have lost everything. we have.
life will never be the same. coming up in sport later in the hour on bbc... the king of centre court, roger federer, has rolled back the years in 2017. he's chasing an eighth wimbledon crown. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. north korea says it has successfully tested a long—range intercontinental ballistic missile, which, if true, could potentially have the range to reach the us mainland. an announcement on north korean state television said the missile had flown nearly 600 miles before hitting a target in the sea. the claims have not been verified but come just before the 620 heads of state are due to discuss north korea's weapons programme. 0ur correspondent,
stephen evans, reports from the south korean capital, seoul. could this missile hit the united states 7 could this missile hit the united states? north korean state television showed its launch today, under the gaze of the country's leader, kim jong—un. normal programmes were interrupted for the special announcement. 0ur programmes were interrupted for the special announcement. our great leader, kim jong—un, gives special announcement. our great leader, kimjong—un, gives us the test of the intercontinental ballistic missile. north korea is now capable of hitting any corner of the globe. the missiles in the air for 37 minutes, number than previous tests. 0utside experts think the latest missile could reach alaska. previous tests have been hit or miss, some have worked and some have failed. but now north korea does seem to be making strides. the claims we have seen so far, the first time north korea have been
able to test and intercontinental ballistic missile, so extending the range and capabilities of the missile programme. president trump tweeted, perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense once and for all. president trump has already meant president trump has already meant president xi china and they meet again this week in germany at the 620 again this week in germany at the g20 summit with one man on their mind, kimjong—un g20 summit with one man on their mind, kim jong—un exulting g20 summit with one man on their mind, kimjong—un exulting in the achievement of his military sinensis, impervious to threats, unresponsive to offers of negotiation, determined to preserve his own power. earlier this year, when the possibility was raised of north korea having a missile capable of hitting the us, president trump tweeted, it won't happen. the question though is even louder now, how can he stop it? i think we have got beyond the stage where we can afford to let this run any further.
quite possibly we are only months away from kim jong—un achieving his objective. meanwhile, celebrations tonight in pyongyang. there is little washington, beijing, seoul or anywhere else can do about it. stephen evans, bbc news, south korea. 0ur diplomatic correspondent, james landale, is here. how worried should we be and what is the global response expected to be? that is clearly a significant step forward by the north koreans. their progress towards becoming a nuclear power has moved a large step forward. what it shows, if proven, is that it can now have a pretty good way of delivering some kind of a weapon, it has the range now. but there is a caveat, lots. what about there is a caveat, lots. what about the other technology needed to deliver nuclear weapons? can you make the warheads small enough? how do you protect the warhead when it re—enters the atmosphere? can you
guide it to the right location? lots of questions about north korea's capability. the big question is, what does donald trump do? his strategy has been to put pressure on the chinese, you are the guys with the chinese, you are the guys with the economic cloud who can influence north korea because of the huge economic influence china has. at the moment, china is unwilling to use that. it prefers the status quo to provoking some kind of a crisis because the big fear underlying all of the discussions is, what happens if you push either north korea or the us into a place from which they cannot move and people start talking about pre—emptive strikes, maybe
conventional military action and thatis conventional military action and that is something nobody wants. thank you. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, has warned the judge heading it comes amid growing demands for sir martin moore—bick to stand let's speak to our home editor, mark easton, who's in west london. the inquiry is not even under way and already there is trouble? that is right. many local people, the local labour mp, local councillors, some claim to represent victims of the fire. they are all saying sir martin moore—bick does not enjoy the confidence of the local community, a neighbourhood which has long felt marginalised from those who have power over them, trust and respect of commodities in short supply and the tragedy of course has diminished though still further. in sir martin moore—bick you have a cambridge educated gentleman who looks every inch the establishment figure and that causes some concern that the inquiry could turn into some kind of establishment cover—up or whitewash in the minds of local people. interestingly, the labour leader jeremy corbyn and the mayor of london, sadiq khan, have both
indicated that while they are not at this stage talking about him stepping down, they are saying he must listen more to the concerns of local people. i am told there are planned meetings, we do not know the form, iam planned meetings, we do not know the form, i am sure they will happen over the next days and weeks, and there is a meeting today with the police commander and the coroner also meeting local residents. the hope must be that lines of communication can be opened up, trust can be rebuilt and the inquiry can get going with the support of the people it is trying to help. mark easton, thank you. most cancer patients could be offered genetic tests within five years to help create more effective, bespoke treatments — that's according to england's chief medical officer. professor dame sally davies is calling for a national network of genome testing. she says six out of ten cancer patients who get gene tested receive better care as a result and she wants it to become standard practice across cancer care, as well as some other areas of medicine, including rare diseases and infections. here's our medical correspondent, fergus walsh. inside nearly every cell in our body
is our genome, the dna instructions for life. errors in the code can trigger cancer or other diseases. cancer runs in kobe's family. both his parents died from it and he was diagnosed with: cancer four years ago. now he is one of 31,000 patients who have had their entire genome mapped by the nhs. i am very excited about it. for me, hopefully, if my cancer decides to come back, it will benefit me. more importantly, it will benefit a lot of other people in future for better treatments, quicker treatments, better diagnosis. dame sally davies says genome testing is still a cottage industry, she wants dna analysis to be the norm for cancer patients within five years. patients
will benefit if we can offer them the scan of their genome that will make a difference to their treatment. that is clearly all people with red diseases of whom there are 3 million or more in this country —— red diseases. it is most patients with cancer and quite a lot of infections. it costs £680 to map a person's entire genetic code but it is getting cheaper every month few months. in some cases, it can be cheaper than existing tests or avoid the need for invasive biopsies. what about data confidentiality? the nhs believes it can protect genomic information. some are concerned about the safeguards. this report is an attempt to democratise genomics, moving dna analysis into the mainstream of the nhs, so that more and more patients can benefit from personalised, targeted treatments. fergus walsh, bbc news.
the high court has ruled that a 16—year—old boy who was held in solitary confinement for more than 23 hours had his human rights breached. the teenager, who has significant mental health problems, was kept in a cell at feltham young 0ffenders' institution for four and a half months, without access to education. our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw, sent this report from the high court. it holds some of the most troubled and dangerous teenage boys in the country. but is feltham young 0ffenders' institute looking after them in the right way? last week, an inspection report said the centre was not safe. 0r boys. now the high court has declared feltham broke prison rules and acted unlawfully after a 16—year—old was held for months in conditions his lawyers said amounted to solitary confinement. the boy was initially detained in his cell for 23.5 hours each day. he was allowed out only the shower, exercise and make phone
calls. he had no access to education for three months. the court ruled keeping the boy away from other inmates breached his right to respect for private life. it also said he should have had at least 15 hours education week. troublesome boys cannot be allowed to drift, the court said. there is still the issue about it is still possible for prisons to hold children in isolation. we think it is wrong and it isa isolation. we think it is wrong and it is a child protection issue and we will appeal. inspectors found almost a third of boys at feltham spent only two hours a day out of their cells. this woman's son had a particularly difficult time there. solitary confinement cannot rehabilitate you. as a child, it makes you more angry with the system. you do not have access to anything that can help you. help you in the future. the court rolling did not go as far as to what happened to the 16—year—old in the centre of the
case was inhuman and degrading. that will come as a relief to the ministry ofjustice which has overall responsibility for feltham. the ministry said the safety of young people was its highest priority, but it added proportionate and justified segregation was an essential tool to manage offenders who would otherwise pose a significant risk to staff and prisoners. danny shaw, bbc news, at the high court. 22 people died in the manchester arena bombing in may. the youngest victim was just eight years old. saffie roussos had been given tickets to see ariana grande for christmas. she went to the concert with her sister and mother but was killed as she left the arena. her mother is still in hospital. today would have been saffie's ninth birthday and her family have decided to speak to the bbc about her death publicly for the first time, to celebrate her life, as judith moritz reports. you couldn't be out with saffie without having fun. but her dream was to be famous.
it was her everything and we bought her the tickets for christmas. she was just counting the days, the seconds, and it was just ariana grande to nine, ten o'clock at night and she would sing and dance every single song. she was ariana grande obsessed, so to see how happy she was, it wasjust... obviously, i had to go with her. you were watching her watching ariana ? pretty much, yeah. she kept going, "ashlee, you promised me you would get up and dance!" so we had a little dance. she wasjust so happy, just elated all night, grinning. when did you first become aware there was something wrong? as soon as the blast went off, obviously, to me, i kind ofjust knew, i don't know how, but i sort of knew what happened. i remember i was thrown
to the ground and my next instinct, ijust sort of rolled over and crawled, because i couldn't walk. were you aware of where your mum was at the time or where saffie was? no. i couldn't see anyone, ijust saw crowds and crowds of people. i didn't see my mum. it was just hell broke loose, just people, children screaming, crying. and then as i turned round the corner, i saw ashlee outside injured. and when did you learn about saffie? the detective i spoke to in the hospital, he went away and he came back about 12, half 12, and told me. and you have all had to cope with saffie's loss and also lisa's recovery. how is she doing? she's fighting. i mean, she's got that many injuries around her body, just that alone, she's like a soldier. the world knew what had happened. lisa was not conscious.
no. and when she came round, you had to tell her. no. she looked to me and said, "saffie's gone, isn't she?" i was dreading it. she just looked at me and said, "she's gone, isn't she?" and i said, yeah. she goes, "i knew." the 11th ofjuly, saffie's birthday, that is why you are speaking now. yes. we didn't want to just let her birthday pass. saffie loved the limelight. we just wanted to celebrate saffie's birthday through doing this. we've lost everything. we have, because life will never be the same. the family of saffie roussos. our top story this lunchtime... north korea says it has launched a missile which they claim is capable of reaching any corner of the globe. still to come, date two at
wimbledon, a couple of former champions feature on centre court, plenty of british interest too. and coming up in sport in the next 15 minutes on bbc news... we'll have a full round—up from wimbledon, including the latest from the all—british match between alex ward and kyle edmund. the us—led coalition in syria says its allies have breached the historic wall of the old city of raqqa, the capital of so called islamic state militants. more than 2000 jihadi fighters, and up to 100,000 civilians, are still thought to be inside the enclave. but iraqi forces say they are also close to taking the few remaining streets controlled by is in mosul, as our correspondent richard galpin reports. 0n the front lines of raqqa, the capital of so—called islamic state.
it is looking increasingly vulnerable. these are troops of the syrian democratic forces or stf, who are backed by the united states. —— sdf. 0ver are backed by the united states. —— sdf. over the last three weeks they have advanced rapidly toward the outskirts and the city centre. this kurdish commander said the islamic state militants are only firing mortar shells and rockets and claims their spirits are low. and now, after the arrival of reinforcement last weekend, sdf troops are reported to have taken another major step forward breaking through the walls guarding the old city. the us military said its warplanes based in the region fired missiles to punch two holes in the medieval walls surrounding the old city. sdf trips
we re surrounding the old city. sdf trips were then able to take the fight inside the heavily fortified area where it is estimated at least 2000 islamic state fighters are now holding out. amongst those involved in this key battle is a british man who calls himself mercer gifford. they are making excellent inroads into the city which means that the confidence amongst the sdf fighters on the ground is infinitely high and we are looking forward to seeing raqqa completely done, finished, which is the heartland of the so—called islamic state. which is the heartland of the so-called islamic state. and meanwhile, across the border to the east, iraqi troops are now very close to pushing islamic state com pletely close to pushing islamic state completely out of its other major stronghold, the strategic city of mosul. it has taken the soldiers here almost eight months to reach this point, with just
here almost eight months to reach this point, withjust a handful of militants fighting on in a tiny corner of the city. the caliphate proclaimed by is like the —— by islamist ada goth lodge area of syria and iraq three years ago is almost at an end but with pockets of territory elsewhere, the militants will still pose a threat —— by islamic state. richard galpin, bbc news. there have been angry exchanges in the european parliament after the president of the european commission called it "ridiculous". jean—claude juncker was attending a debate with the maltese prime minister, joseph muscat, to mark the end of malta's presidency of the eu. mrjuncker complained that only a low number of meps had turned up. from strasbourg, adam fleming reports. the maltese prime minister came to the european parliament to celebrate the end of his country's six—month stint helping to run the eu. but look how few meps turned up, prompting this outburst from the president of the european commission. there are only a few members in the plenary to control the commission.
you are ridiculous. despite a telling off by the parliament's president, he made this pledge. i will never, i will never again attend a meeting of this kind. the mission is under the control of the parliament but the parliament has to respect even the presidencies of smaller countries, what the parliament is not doing. parliament has come to life since mrjuncker spoke this morning. but the corridors here do feel emptier for this final session before the summer break. 0ne mep told me many of his colleagues were already on holiday. others say that the real work it is done in lower profile committees and plenty of meps will turn up to vote later on. still, the parliamentary authorities will not be happy that the head of one eu institution has taken such a big swipe at another. adam fleming, bbc news. the bbc‘s panorama programme has uncovered evidence of repeated cover—ups of historical sex abuse in britain's cadet forces.
victims have spoken for the first time of senior cadet leaders covering up complaints, and pressurising families not to go to the police. the cadets is one of the uk's largest youth organisations, with 130,000 members. it's overseen by the ministry of defence, which says it has "robust procedures in place to protect cadets". katie razzall reports. tony was sexually abused when he was on a trip with the cheshunt sea cadets in 1981. one night obviously there was a sensation, i woke up, and there he was. i think he was actually crouching down by the bed and he stood up as soon as i woke up. and... i looked down and i was exposed. there was no doubt in my mind that... you know, he was touching me. the abuser was his commanding officer, lieutenant colonel alan waters, then aged 33, a volunteer cadet instructor in
charge of children aged 12 and up. when tony's parents complained, they got a visit at home from senior sea cadet officers in full uniform. we was ready to go to the police, and they convinced us that we should not go to the police. they tried to explain to us that if we went to the police that sea cadets could be stopped. in return for not pressing the complaint, tony's parents say they were promised alan waters would never work with children again. but panorama has discovered that was a lie. the sea cadets did not dismiss him, they didn't even suspend him. in fact they actually promoted him and moved him to another division of the cadets. panorama has found in cheshunt, glasgow and birmingham too a pattern of repeated cover—ups. cadet leaders sexually abused children in their care and senior
officials in the organisation then covered it up. it is being compared in scale to other sex abuse scandals. we have obtained figures which show in the last five years 363 sex abuse allegations, both historical and current, have been made across the uk for the army, air and sea cadets. 282 cases have been referred to the police, 99 volunteers have been dismissed. in tony's case it was only 25 years later that alan waters saw justice. he was convicted in india of raping and abusing street children at an orphanage in mumbai. the sea cadets have apologised unreservedly and said it is not reflective of the organisation today. the ministry of defence told us... the mod has so far paid out more than £2 million to survivors of cadet abuse.
katie razzall, bbc news. and you can see panorama tonight at 10.45pm on bbc one. it is on at the later time of 11:10pm in northern ireland and 11:a5pm in scotland. the way children watch television has changed dramatically over the past few years — they now spend more time online than they do watching tv. the bbc has decided to respond by spending an extra £34 million on new content for children over the next three years. the corporation says it's facing increased competition from companies such as facebook and netflix. 0ur arts correspondent, david sillito, is here. that money will be spent on programmes going on tv or online? increasingly online, notjust programmes as well, all sorts of new interactive content. for instance, when you have these voice user interface computers where you can talk to them, can you talk to the bbc? will the bbc characters be able to talk back? all this will be
developed. it is the amount of time that children are not watching tv, down by more than a quarter over the last six years. one in four children still watch cbbc every week but 70% are watching youtube and many say it is their favourite media are watching youtube and many say it is theirfavourite media brand are watching youtube and many say it is their favourite media brand so the bbc has to respond to all of this. a massive change, anyone who has kids knows how different it is now to when they were young but the problem is the amount of money. your pocket but going from 110 million to 124 million, an extra 15 million more you can look at netflix and of them are spending on content, not just children's content but overall, 8 billion a year spent on programming. these are the new competitive in the market and this is where everybody is having to look and four british children's tv content, and four british children's tv co nte nt, if and four british children's tv content, if you compare it to a few yea rs content, if you compare it to a few years ago, ito be used to do 424 hours a year of original programming
but it is now a tenth of that —— itv used to do. the other providers are pretty much out of the market so if you want british children's tv content, the bbc wants to create more and put it where children are actually watching. thank you. seven—time wimbledon champion roger federer will take to centre court later on day two of the championship. also in action on the show courts are the women's top seed, angelique kerber, and three—time winner novak djokovic. five brits are playing today. they'll be hoping to emulate the performance of andy murray, johanna konta and heather watson, who all earned their place in the second round yesterday. our sports correspondent, david 0rnstein, is at wimbledon this lunchtime. we know that wimbledon is an event thatis we know that wimbledon is an event that is steeped in history on and off the court and busy it is possible a bit more could be created by roger federer them his 19th consecutive campaign beginning later this afternoon. the start of one of the greatest
success stories sport has ever seen. wimbledon 2003, roger federer‘s first grand slam title, 14 years on, the tally now stands at 18 and counting. back where it all began his quest for a record eighth win on the grass begins. you may have aged but his status remains. it is strange, yes, for a 35—year—old who have not played the clay—court season at all to go in at the david, thatis season at all to go in at the david, that is what i don't believe everything i hear. it is important to me that unhealthy and ready to go and creative on the court and all that stuff and then good things can happen. federer made centre court his kingdom but since last lifting the trophy in 2012 novak djokovic and andy murray have shared the spoils with murray already in round two, djokovic will hope to join him. the second seed want up with victory in eastbourne but the past 12 months have been largely forgettable and he will want to avoid the fate suffered
by sta n will want to avoid the fate suffered by stan wawrinka yesterday, the fifth seed's defeat the biggest shock on the first date. top seed in the women's draw is angelique kerber the women's draw is angelique kerber the runner—up to serena williams a year ago, she opens play on centre court, one of a group of contenders with a chance to capitalise on serena's absence. i think there are ten names that goodwin. we have the much more depth in women's tennis, we could be seeing the brink of the best era in women's tennis is that we have ever seen before and i think it will be a very special five or six years coming up. in that time federer will aim to add even more titles to his collection, a story of success that shows little sign of ending just yet. the most interesting match from a british perspective that it is kyle edmund against alex ward and edmund is leading by two sets to one and a break in the fourth set. i enjoyed bya
break in the fourth set. i enjoyed by a former british player and wimbledon quarter finalist, jo durie. tel is a bit more about both this matter, ward and edmund, and roger federer who we will see later. i think kyle edmund was a bit nervous when he went on record. it is difficult playing a fellow brit at wimbledon because you both think there is such a big chance to get through, lots of prize money and points to be won. roger federer, what can i say? i think the roof might come off when he goes on court, it will be a fabulous day of tennis. he is third on centre court, following novak djokovic in what is an afternoon of two former champions here at you. the weather is not looking too bad either. so far so good at wimbledon, a bit of cloud bubbling up but generally it is warm out there and i suspect it is warm out there and i suspect it will stay dry during the day. 24 degrees, tomorrow warm still, probably the best day of the week